Facing Covid-19, Low-Wage Service Workers are Striking Across the Country

April 6, 2020

Across the country, service workers in retail and delivery jobs are staging protests, organizing sickouts and even walking off their jobs. At any other moment, this kind of risky collective action among precariously employed, nonunion and low-wage workers would be surprising. But it is even more astounding in the middle of […]

Amazon Fires Warehouse Worker Who Staged Walkout

March 30, 2020

Amazon fired a worker who organized a walkout at a New York warehouse to demand greater protection against the new coronavirus, saying the employee himself flouted distancing rules and put others at risk. The decision prompted a rebuke from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who called on the National Labor Relations Board to investigate. James said her office is also considering legal options […]

SAG-AFTRA Rallies for First Contract with Spanish Broadcasting System

February 27, 2020

Roughly 200 SAG-AFTRA members and staff rallied Thursday outside the Los Angeles offices of the Spanish Broadcasting System – the union’s latest gambit in its three-year-long campaign to secure a first-ever contract at the network’s Spanish-language radio stations La Raza and Mega. “We’re here fighting for SBS workers who have been […]

‘The Young Turks’ Progressive Founder Urged His Staff Not to Unionize

February 25, 2020

Top leadership at the progressive news network The Young Turks held an all-staff meeting at its office in Culver City, California, on February 12. The regularly scheduled gathering was supposed to deal with personnel matters, but instead the focus turned to the staff’s nascent union campaign, which had just gone public. […]

IATSE Launches Drive to Unionize ‘The Young Turks’

February 14, 2020

IATSE has launched a campaign to unionize the production and post-production workers at The Young Turks, the left-leaning online news outlet that produces a variety of programs, including its flagship talk show, The Young Turks. The company was founded in 2002 by chief on-camera personality Cenk Uygur, who is running for the House seat vacated by former Representative Katie Hill. […]

TAP: The Art of Organizing

February 2, 2020

“As a promising wave of organizing helps shift the narrative around labor unions in the US, recent polls suggest public support is at its highest rates in decades,” writes Beige Luciano-Adams in The American Prospect. “This follows a record year of strikes, in which teachers, hotel employees, and health care workers have turned local struggles into national movements. […]

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